どう

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Japanese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

どう (rōmaji )

  1. 如何: in what manner?

Usage notes[edit]

  • The hiragana spelling (どう) is preferred to the kanji spelling (如何), which is rarely used.

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Interjection[edit]

どう (rōmaji )

  1. Casual greeting: Howdy? What's new? What's up?
    どう?まあまあ
    Dō? Māmā
    Howdy? So-so.
  2. Casual question: It works? Is it OK?
    どう?いいんじゃない
    Dō? Ii n ja nai
    It works? Seems OK.
  3. Call out to horses or cows to control/stop them: ho! hoy!

Noun[edit]

どう (rōmaji )

  1. : body, torso, trunk
  2. : movement, action
  3. : hall, temple, building
  4. : hub (central part of a wheel)
  5. : way
  6. : copper
  7. :
  8. : in ancient China, a gong used in the army to signal the drumming to stop; (Buddhism) a kind of gong used at Buddhist temples

Prefix[edit]

どう (rōmaji dō-)

  1. : same

Suffix[edit]

どう (rōmaji -dō)

  1. : hall, temple, building